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The men's group at The United Methodist Church of Green Valley got its start in 1974, founded as a Bible study and service organization. Members took turns bringing donuts to the meetings.  Now known as United Methodist Men, the group remains true to its roots.

The UMM board meets monthly to plan its various activities, projects and programs.  And, yes, the officers still bring donuts to share.  September through May, UMM meets for breakfast and a program in Johnson Hall.  Program speakers include members of the community prominent in such fields as education, law enforcement and health services, as well as those sharing interesting career experiences from around the world.  With attendance ranging between 40 and 60, it is at these meetings men are given the opportunity to become official members.  Dues are one dollar for a life-time membership.

UMM members are active in all manner of church improvement and service projects, from general maintenance to capital improvements.  The men sponsor the annual thrift sale and Thanksgiving dinner.  The men also have sponsored field trips for maintenance and building projects at Methodist churches and service centers in Tucson and Nogales, as well as Nogales, AZ, and Agua Prieta and Magdalena in Mexico.

UMM provides financial support to the Wesley Foundation campus ministry at the University of Arizona and Claremont School of Theology.  At Christmas, the men coordinate bell ringers for the Salvation Army and annually treat all bell ringers to a luncheon meal after the holidays. The Three Kings gift collection is an annual event each Christmas collecting toys for charities in Nogales, Green Valley and Tucson. 

The UMM board is always open to suggestions for new projects and welcomes ideas from all.